HELP AND SUPPORT
St Luke's is in need of volunteers to sell grocery cards before and after the weekend masses. Presently we only have 2 volunteers.
To set up before each weekend Mass. If you are able to do so, please contract the rectory office. Thank you!
St. Luke’s Heart to Heart Program is again asking for help from our parish for non perishable and canned food items (soups, tuna, canned vegetables and fruits, mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, dried beans, cereal, cookies, juices) for local victims of our Pandemic virus. Heart to Heart wants to continue supporting our local FISH as well as other community food distribution organizations to provide food for those in our community in need. We anticipate the local food needs will greatly accelerate in the wake of unemployment due to the Covid Pandemic. Getting food donations is difficult in that churches are closed, and accessibility is limited.
We are encouraging food donations as well as food gift cards. Donations can be made after each Mass. We will have people available there to accept the donations of food and gift cards. Along with the food and gift cards, please include non-perishable foods, diapers & personal care products, grocery gift cards. If anyone would wish to help in the collection process, please contact the church office with your information.
Just recently, the Giving Nest organized and energetically carried out a campaign for local victims of our Pandemic virus with Heart to Heart. The response of the Giving Nest parents and children was more than amazing. Their generous response was in addition to the continuous year-round effort that Giving Nest provides to help our Parish and other local churches to address the needs of the poor in our area with food, money, etc. The campaign timed perfectly with our Parish in helping to reach out to a loud call for help from Catholic Charities for a Child Care Center in a very poor area of New Brunswick.
Thank you and bless you for whatever you are able to do in this special time of need.
St. Luke’s Heart to Heart Program
I found this prayer in one of my emails this morning and I invite you to pray it with me each day.
Dear Lord, in Your great mercy and goodness, we ask that You please hear our prayers for all who are sick with the Corona Virus, and guide the hands and minds of the medical staff and all who work so hard to take care of the sick.
Be by the side of all who are sick, comfort their families, and let them know that You are with them, through this time of crisis and always.
Jesus, we love You, we adore You, and we trust in You. Even in this terrible time help us remember that You are always in control of our lives. Without You, we are nothing. Through You, we can do all things and believe all things.
So today Lord, we ask for Your divine healing for all who are sick with the Corona Virus. Breathe Your life into their lungs. We ask this in Your name now and forever. Amen.
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EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
April 2021 Virtual Calendar
For more information to receive crisis counseling services pertaining to COVID-19, call 732-204-6510 or email at [email protected] CLICK LINK TO REGISTER or dial in at 1 929 205 6099
April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Meditation Monday in English & Spanish – 4:30 pm Meeting ID 910 3766 3230 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtdO6uqDgoGdTu4XxZ4O0B2El0UyQCiTKd
April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Meditation Monday in English & Spanish – 12 pm Meeting ID 944 0185 2214
April 6th Self-Care, 13th Gardening, 20th Exercise, 27th Health - Tipster Tuesday - 4 pm Meeting ID 940 3740 5944
April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Health & Wellness – 3:30 pm Meeting ID 938 1353 7211
April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Crafts for Kids - 4 pm Meeting ID 922 5150 9968
April 7th Easter Event – 3 pm Meeting ID 971 2878 3465
April 14th & 28th Un Té y Conversamos – 7 pm Meeting ID 784 560 2312
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Thankfulness Thursdays: Expressing Gratitude - 10 am Meeting ID 965 9506 9643
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Self-Care - 12 pm Meeting ID 979 9483 2550
April 8th Family Yoga - 4:30 pm Meeting ID 998 3197 5738
April 8th & 22nd The Golden Hour Senior Support Group - 9:30 am Meeting ID 961 9918 0869 Passcode 452033 https://zoom.us/j/96199180869?pwd=cnJVMFJhWXJPSXRDcUJ5Kzg4dGR2QT09 by phone 1 929 436 2866 (NY) April 15th Decompress & Disconnect – Come Relax with Us – 2 pm Meeting ID 939 3849 1760 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckdOGspzotHNTk8P-degk1KCXOeTCmS5QP
April 22nd Story Book Time - 11 am Meeting ID 938 5211 4628
April 29th Covid -19: A Year Later - 5 pm Meeting ID 926 4791 2856
April 9th Jeopardy; April 16th Memory Games; April 23rd Wheel of Fortune; April 30th Bingo - 4:30 pm Meeting ID 930 7147 2451
This program is brought to you through the NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). The CCP is provided by Catholic Charities of NJ in collaboration with the NJ Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant.
May the coming of the Christ Child Jesus bring your family joy, peace, love and good health.
The Spirituality Committee invites you to join the Dynamic Catholic Program. Click the image to join.
"Let Your Soul Shine." Have a blessed day!
Will meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 11:30 am on ZOOM.
GIVING NEST AND HEART TO HEART COVID-19 CAMPAIGN
Recently, the Giving Nest organized and energetically carried out a campaign for local victims of our covid-19 Pandemic virus with Heart to Heart. The response of the Giving Nest parents and children was more than amazing. Their generous response was in addition to the continuous year-round effort that Giving Nest provides to help our Parish and other local churches to address the needs of the poor in our area with food, money, etc. The campaign timed perfectly with our Parish in helping to reach out to a loud call for help from Catholic Charities for a Child Care Center in a very poor area of New Brunswick. Thank you and bless you for whatever you are able to do in this special time of need. St. Luke’s Heart To Heart Program.
Below is an SUV packed with the food donations and the many, many food gift cards, including some directly from Heart to Heart. Pictured are the Heart To Heart workers and Kawanna Anderson, Mary Gladney, Jerry McKenna & Peter O’Connell. Catholic Charites, Director of Child Care Services, who was so thankful for these much needed donations. Camera shy is Jackie Mango, from the Giving Nest, Mary Sue Frank and Bill Doward.
MASS TIMES & CONFESSION
Weekend Masses in the Church:
Saturdays: Vigil at 5 pm
Sundays at 10 am
Weekday Masses in the Parish Center Chapel: 7:30 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays: 4 pm to 4:45 pm or by appointment
Sundays of Lent: 9 to 9:45 am
YOUR VOICE MATTERS SURVEY RESULTS
Click here to view or download the full results of the Your Voice Matters Survey
Tuesday and Friday: 10 am to 1:30 pm
CONTACT OUR STAFF
- Rev. Msgr. Michael J Corona, Administrator
- Jean Tietjen, Pastoral Assistant/Secretary
- Diana Curran, Reader Scheduler
- Mary Liebau, Eucharistic Minister Scheduler
- Jeanne Enteman, Director of Religious Education
- Lidia D'Armiento, Youth Ministry Advisor
- Edward Nowicki, Accounts Payable
- Bill Dorward, Facilities Maintenance/ Custodian
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BIBLE STUDY - SACRED SCRIPTURE
St. Luke's is excited to be starting a new adult education program, "Bible Study - Sacred Scripture: From the Mind to the Heart." In this group, we will explore the meaning behind scripture, how it relates to our daily lives and how it has a spiritual meaning for each of us.
Meetings will be on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Parish Center Library. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in signing up for the group, please see Jerry McKenna, Maria D'Antuono or Kathy Moncelsi after mass in the church vestibule. You can also contact Kathy Moncelsi at [email protected] / 848-219-2385 for more information or to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY of the WORD
All children grades 1 through 5 are welcome to join the Children's Liturgy of the Word downstairs in the church hall during Sunday mass while religious education classes are in session. No sign up or registration needed.